On Saturday 25th May 2019, Bristol welcomed back Love Saves The Day to Eastville Park for a weekend of heavy bass and beats that will make you move.
Love saves the day returned for its 8th festival to date, starting from a humble one-day festival having now sprung into a weekend packed with genres and music styles across 10 incredible stages.
So first off- LSTD had a whopping 10 stages this year. These were the Main stage, Lonely Hearts Club , Centre stage, Paradisco, Brouhaha, Lost gardens, Shambarber, Cocktails and dreams, Bump Roller disco and the Dub stage.
This year LSTD got two of the most iconic names ib British music, Lily Allen and Chase & status. Lily allen returned to the stage to perform her OG hits such as ‘Smile’ and ‘LDN’ as well as new music from her newest album ‘No shame’ which saw her collaborate with some of Britain’s newest talent.
Chase & Status graced the stage with their latest project ‘Return II Jungle’. Their set consisted of their new jungle sound as well as some fan faves like ‘Blind Faith’ and ‘Alive’,’ with the crowds going wild when ‘All goes wrong’ blasted from the main stage.
If you headed over to the Lonely Hearts Club on Saturday, you would find the hits from CamelPhat playing such as ‘Panic room’, ‘Breathe’, and ‘Cola’. Their set was called ‘Blow’ which took techno to another level.
Another headliner on the Lonely Hearts Club was Solardo. They played an amazing set whilst the sun was shining, getting all festival goers in the dancing spirit. The Sunday was a different story as Bristols baddest bass collection invited David Rodigan, Holy Goof, Friction and more to get people moving. Holy Goof had an amazing turn out with the crowds leading all the way down to the centre stage as he played his new take on classics that took dance to a whole new level.
Food trucks lined the perimeter of the festival ranging from your classic ‘Chunky chips with wicked dips’ to ‘OH crepe’. The food was not only tasty but reasonably priced for a festival. This allowed you to enjoy the food without it ruining your bank balance.
Good dance and food wasn’t the only thing LSTD had to offer. They had fun stuff going on everywhere. Ever fancied getting married at a festival? Well LSTD had an inflatable church and bad bridesmaid dresses which allowed you to have the wedding of your dreams (if this really was the wedding of your dreams). After getting married you could get a (fake) tattoo at the twisted tattoo parlour. If you asked for a pineapple tattoo you got led round the back into a secret ball pit. There has to be at least one plus from a bad tattoo, eh?